Activity Presenter: Hakym Ahmad, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Hakym was born in Penang, Malaysia and originally live in
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Currently studying Masters in Architecture at the
Manchester School of Architecture graduating July 2016. He had been actively
sketching since starting my architectural studies in 2008 and officially part
of Manchester Urban Sketchers in 2011. He has been involved with Malaysian art
movements and was part of the Malaysian National Visual Art Gallery exhibition
in 2014. In 2015, I was one of the contributors in the book ARCHISKETCHER: A
Guide of Spotting and Sketching an Urban Landscape by Simone Riyard and a 7 of
his sketches were published. Hakym had also done research under Manchester
Metropolitan University titled The Sketch
Nation: Architectural Appreciation through the means of Urbansketching
actively involved with architecture schools in Malaysia doing workshops on
empowerment of arts through sketching.

In 2014, he started a sketching based social entrepreneurship,
an art movement called
KL Sketchnation (, and it’s a
fast growing community in Malaysia as well as in Manchester under the label
Sketchnation Global. They had been
working close with different urban sketching groups throughout our journey
around the world and had been to Sketching Georgetown II 2014 and Singapore
Urbansketching Symposium 2015.

Activity 5: Sketch Mob: Togetherness in Sketching


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